Welcome to the Literary Life Podcast with Angelina Stanford and Cindy Rollins! In this inaugural episode, Cindy and Angelina introduce the podcast and what they mean when they talk about having a “literary life.”
Angelina and Cindy discuss how stories have shaped their personal lives, as well as how they believe stories have the power to shape culture.
Listen to The Lit Life:
His father gave him a box of truisms
Shaped like a coffin, then his father died;
The truisms remained on the mantlepiece
As wooden as the play box they had been packed in
Or that his father skulked inside.
Then he left home, left the truisms behind him
Still on the mantlepiece, met love, met war,
Sordor, disappointment, defeat, betrayal,
Till through disbeliefs he arrived at a house
He could not remember seeing before.
And he walked straight in; it was where he had come from
And something told him the way to behave.
He raised his hand and blessed his home;
The truisms flew and perched on his shoulders
And a tall tree sprouted from his father’s grave.
by Louis MacNeice
An Experiment in Criticism by C.S. Lewis
The Stone of Victory and Other Tales by Padriac Colum
Essay on Man by Alexander Pope
For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Joseph Pieper
Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers
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